DIA60 Liquid Waste Management



Module code: DIA60

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Module Type:


Language: Greek

Module general description:
Municipal wastewaters
History of wastewater management. Levels of wastewater management. Quantitative characterisation of wastewater generation. Qualitative characteristics of wastewater. Sewage networks. Pretreatemnt of municipal wastewaters. Primary treatment. Essentials of microbiology and microbial growth kinetics. Secondary treatment – suspended biological treatment processes. Attached growth processes. Constructed wetlands. Tertiary wastewater treatment for nutrient removal. Disinfection. Sludge treatment. Common operational problems.

Industrial Wastewaters

Legislation. Quantitative and qualitative characteristics of industrial wastewaters. Co-treatment of industrial and municipal wastewaters. Volume and strength reduction of industrial wastewaters with or without material recovery. Combined physicochemical and biological treatment of nondegradable industrial wastewaters. Management og industrial wastewaters with energy recovery. Physical, chemical and biological methods of treatment for industrial wastewaters. Indistrial sludges. Disposal of industrial wastewaters.  Examples of industrial wastewaters. Metallurgical and mining industry wastewaters. Prevention of pollution in industry.

Agricultural wastewaters
Design and selection of agricultural wastewater treatment and disposal facilities. Land disposal of agricultural wastewaters for irrigation and fertilisation. Energetic valorisation of agricultural wastewaters.

Learning Outcomes: With the completion of this  series of courses, the students are expected  to be capable of:
-understanding the qualitative characteristics   of the municipal wastewaters and   the  legal framework concerning  the wastewaters and the environmental protection.
-understanding the preparatory, primary, secondary and  tertiary treatment of the  municipal wastewaters
- planning and   designing municipal wastewaters treatment plants.
-understanding the qualitative-quantitative   characteristics of the industrial wastewaters, and  also their physical ,chemical and biological treatment processes
-understanding the methodologies and the ways of municipal and agricultural wastewater reuse, and   disposal

Subjects covered:
1. Municipal liquid wastes
2. Industrial liquid wastes
3. Agricultural liquid wastes

Learning Material: The HOU publications can be viewed

Teaching Method: Distance education with five Contact Sessions held at weekends during the academic year

Evaluation: Completion of five written assignments during the academic year, the average grade of which constitute a 30 percent of each student's grade, if a pass is obtained in the final or repetitive examination. Final exam grades constitute a 70 percent of the students' final course grade. More information is available